Richard Edson (born 1954) is an American actor and musician.
Edson was born in New Rochelle, New York. He was the earliest drummer of Sonic Youth, from 1981 to 1982. During that time he also played drums for Konk.
After quitting that group, Edson put the skins aside and turned to acting. He's appeared in over 35 movies and is probably best remembered for his portrayal as one of two disreputable parking garage attendants in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, who responds with "What country do you think this is?" to Ferris' condescending "Do you speak English?" Edson is also fondly remembered as the affable Eddie in Jim Jarmusch's cult film Stranger Than Paradise, who quips to Willie (played by John Lurie) "You know, it's funny; You go to some place new and everything just looks the same." He also had roles in The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Do the Right Thing, Good Morning, Vietnam and Platoon. In 1995, Edson appeared in the third season finale of Homicide: Life on the Street. Edson acted the lead role in three films directed by Raphael Nadjari: The Shade (1999), I am Josh Polonski's Brother (2001) and Apartment #5c (2002).
In 2003, he appeared in the music video for Cave In's single, "Anchor." Edson played the central character of the video, a depressed man walking down the street with his feet encased in cement blocks.
Edson appeared in a 2007 TV commercial for The Travelers Companies Inc., in which he portrays the human personification of risk.
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